[linux-audio-user] gstreamer, rhythmbox, and mp3

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Tue Feb 6 08:40:48 EST 2007

On Tuesday 06 February 2007, Lee Revell wrote:

> > what happens when your card doesn't have dmix, and gstreamer is already
> > playing a stream at 48khz to hw:0,1, and another app wants to play a 44.1
> > khz beep to the same output. does it via some mutex/IPC magic switch over
> > to software mixing the two streams, without requiring a resident sound
> > daemon? if so, i'd consider that a solved problem that nobody else wanted
> > to tackle..
> There's no such thing as a "card that doesn't have dmix" - dmix is
> implemented in software anc can work for any device.
> If ALSA does not enable it for your device by default that should be
> filed as a bug.

BTW: do you know whether ALSA per default uses the dsnop/dmix/asym trinity? Or 
does it provide only dmix for the playback direction?


Palimm Palimm!

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